Market Dominance in Tech, Broadband and Fund Management


In this issue of our Open Markets Newsletter we report that, as market dominance continues to grow, politicians are getting more involved.

• Sir Nick Clegg has joined Facebook. We wish him well and highlight some of the challenging issues he will need to tackle

• In the US, politicians are becoming increasingly vocal in the monopoly debate

• Oligopoly has reached the fund management market where just three giant fund managers now control 15% or the S&P 500 giving them outsized influence on 1,000 US corporations

• A new ILSR report outlines the issues of monopoly in the US broadband market where many customers in effect have zero choice of provider

• Stephen Hilton puts forward the view that ‘predatory pricing’ has moved on from the textbook definition of selling below cost to giving services away ‘for free’.

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